|A few years back, our project
was scanning and
saving digital images of archival lighthouse photos to share with the
In April & May, 2007, we
went to Wash. DC to
continue scanning at the Coast Guard Historian's Office. I believe
we have over 3000 photos of lighthouses from that office. We have
been there three times now with help from a grant. Although we
thought we would not be able to go back due to dwindling funds,
thanks to Candace and Mary Louise Clifford, we were able to go back
in May (a fourth trip) and pretty much finish our scanning
I wouldn't mind spending 2
or 3 more days in that office... there are a few more photos I'd
like to scan, but I believe I have most of the
lighthouse photos in their files.
(NOTE: when we scan at the CG Historians Office,
we give them back their photos on CDs.)
We were able to get a nice
amount of funding, but still we had to reach into our funds to be
able to eat and travel the Metro. To go on these trips
sold personal items and my own collectibles on ebay as well as
having a garage sale.
My daughter Colleen and I also
spend one day at Archives II in College Park MD, where the photos
are kept. Although it was a learning experience,
we were not
able to accomplish much on our first trip. Although it would
be wonderful, I doubt if I ever will get back..
I have also in the Fall/Winter of 2007, been to the National
Archives in Seattle and San Bruno California and have scanned the
small amount of lighthouse photos that each office has.
WE have self published our
"List of All Existing
"Lighthouses of the Hawaiian Islands"
"Lighthouses of Florida"
"Lighthouses of Alaska"
started work on:
"Lighthouses of Puerto
(Los Faros de Puerto Rico)
This could be a
very special book, as there is not much current information out there
these lighthouses. The only way we can publish this book is if we can
find a publisher, a backer or a grant.
If anyone has any ideas, we would
We are gathering archival photos to go with our photos.